Tall Ships & Cultural Trips
26th July 2017
Price per person:
Braemar - Sailing from Southampton.
Join Braemar on an unmissable sailing packed with beautiful destinations suited to her smaller size. Sailing for 10 nights, you'll discover historic sights and cultural delights in charming Danish, German and Russian cities; and sample the vibrant atmosphere of a spectacular sailing regatta in Lithuania.
Relax on a scenic sail through the sizerestricted Kiel Canal en route to Travemunde, where you could relax in the summer sunshine on the beautiful beach, or take a trip to UNESCO-listed Lubeck to marvel at the fairytale city's gabled houses, stunning gothic churches and gilded steeples. Sailing to the Danish island of Bornholm next, you'll enjoy views of the island's chalky cliffs, dense forest and white-sand beaches before stepping ashore in Rønne - the Danish island's largest town - where cobbled streets lined pretty halftimbered houses and interesting museums await your exploration. Cruising onwards to Russian shores, you could then visit the historic city of Kaliningrad on a tour from Baltiysk - a maiden call for Fred. - to admire the fine brickgothic style architecture of the UNESCO-listed cathedral, and see centuries-old walls and fortifications such as Brandenburg Gate which somehow survived relentless allied bombing raids in World War Two.
Your call into the pretty port city of Klaipeda - Lithuania's gateway to the world - will be perfectly timed to capture the excitement of the Tall Ships Races regatta. You'll have the chance to soak up the atmosphere at the marina, where historic tall ships from centuries past will be docked alongside; watch the ships' crews compete against each other in tug-of-war battles and other competitions; and get involved with a host of activities and events at the waterfront. Following your day of fun and festivities in Klaipeda is a call into Copenhagen. While away a couple of hours discovering famous attractions such as the Christianborg and Amelienborg Palaces, and the Little Mermaid statue.